2017 WI Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics & School Nutrition Association of WI Advocacy Day
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When: 3/15/2017
8:30 AM
Where: Madison Club
5 East Wilson Street
Madison, Wisconsin  53703
United States
Contact: WAND Office

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Join WAND and SNA-WI for the 2017 Legislative Advocacy Day

 Wednesday, March 15, 2017

at the Madison Club

5 East Wilson Street

Madison, WI 53703 

Registration is now closed; however you can contact the WAND Office to register.  Please call 920-560-5619 or email eatrightwisc@gmail.com.

Advocating on behalf of RDNs, DTRs, and the people they serve at the State Capitol is critical, and WAND urges you to join us for our annual day at the Capitol in Madison on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 

WAND members who attend the event will have an opportunity to meet with their state legislators to discuss key nutrition policies, promote the benefits of the RDN and DTR professions, and discuss WAND's legislative priorities. Prior to the afternoon meetings with legislators, participating members will hear from high-level speakers, take part in issue briefings, and legislative advocacy training. 


WAND is pleased to be partnering with the School Nutrition Association of Wisconsin (SNA - WI).  WAND and SNA-WI Members will be paired together to make legislative visits. 



8:15 AM                Check In, Networking and Breakfast

8:50 AM              Welcome from Sarah Agena – WAND President – and Caitlin Harrison – SNA-WI Legislative Committee Chair

9:00 AM              Legislative Advocacy Presentation, WAND and SNA-WI Lobbyist – Tim Hoven

9:30 AM              Senator Roger Roth (District 19) – Introduction from Tim Hoven

9:45 AM              Representative Dianne Hesselbein (District 79) – Introduction from Dan Carpenter

10:00 AM            PAC and Action Alert Presentation – Cassie Vanderwall and Julie Haase – WAND Public Policy Coordinator

10:15 AM            Break

10:25 AM            Issue Briefing – WAND and SNA-WI Lobbyists Dan Carpenter and Erik Kanter

11:15 AM            Legislative Meeting Preparation (Role-Playing, 2-minute scenarios, Q&A) – Hoven Consulting

11:30 AM            Legislative Meeting Practice

11:40 AM            Closing Remarks from Advocacy Day Committee Chair – Catherine Mussatti – WAND State Policy Representative

11:45 AM            Lunch

12:30 PM            Depart for Capitol

12:45 PM            Group Photo Outside Assembly Chambers (Second Floor West Wing) Reserved Room (225 NW)

1:00 PM              Legislative Meetings (Rounds at 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM)

Learning Objectives:  By the end of Advocacy Legislative Day, attendees will:

1. Understand the importance of active advocacy for the profession of registered dietitians and the health of Wisconsin citizens with the State Legislature

2. Learn how to effectively communicate with legislators through refining persuasive political advocacy writing and speech

3. Learn current information on nutrition-related legislative and regulatory issues which impact the dietetic profession in Wisconsin

4. Have increased confidence in his/her ability to advocate on nutrition issues with legislators and other policy makers

5. Learn that talking to legislators is fun and impacts our profession! 

Approved for 3 CPEUs!


There is no fee to attend!  Use the link above to register today!

Taste of Advocacy Day - Webinar Presentations

Advocacy Day Introduction - View presentation (12:41)
Cassandra Vanderwall, MS, RD, CD, CDE, CPT, LDN

Preparing Your Elevator Speech - View Presentation (12:04)
Denice Nycz, RD, CSG, CD, HFS

WAND Political Action Committee - View Presentation (5:34)
Cassie Vanderwall, MS, RD, CDE, CD, CPT